Icon: Cybill Shepherd
Cybill Shepherd built a career on acting, but her dazzling presence off-screen gave her the well earned title of a style icon. Although androgyny is considered a chic look in today’s fashion, in the 1070s it was considered outlandish and daring dressing. In 1971 Cybill rocked a black and white polka dot tie; and pulls the whole look together with a velvet blazer, a look that still resonates sophistication in 2013.
In Martin Scorsese’s 1976 Taxi Driver he claimed to be looking for an ethereal beauty onscreen, enter Cybill Shepherd to fit the typecast, starring opposite Hollywood legend Robert De Niro. Even her character onscreen dresses with an off-handed sophistication, mirroring the classic Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress.
In an almost spooky way, the beauty model-turned-actress picks the trends that continue through the cycle of fashion, as she’s photographed in a skater skirt in the mid 1970s.
And in her breakout 1971 role The Last Picture Show she is photographed in what can only be described as some of the most staple elements for today’s hipster; a pair of boyfriend jeans and checked shirt tied at the naval, with a pair of brogues and socks.
Both on and off screen, the blonde beauty managed to dominate the style stakes both casually and for the red carpet. Photographed here with Moonlighting co-star and former flame Bruce Willis.
In 1985, Cybill was criticized for wearing a pair of bright orange Reeboks to the Emmy Awards, but the look is pretty clean and fun, and has made her be remembered in the style stakes.
She is a wonder to look at, as she perpetually dresses in the most magnificent mix of trendy and chic, traditional and modern, and her timeless style continues to mirror today’s fashionista.